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Garmat Announces Winners of 2013 Sharp Shooter Contest

Grand prize winner Miguel Villalobos of Van Collision Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., wins trip for two to 2013 SEMA Show.


Garmat USA has announced the winners of its 2013 Sharp Shooter Contest. This is the third year for the contest, which was designed to recognize quality paint techs and shop owners who use Garmat equipment. 

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Judging was based on the shop owner and paint tech’s dedication to providing quality paint jobs, superior customer service, attention to safety and overall equipment knowledge. Candidates were also asked how Garmat could improve their Garmat experience with product improvements.

The 2013 winner is Miguel Villalobos of Van Collision in Scottsdale, Ariz., who won a trip for two to SEMA 2013. Villalobos will be accompanied by his manager, Brian Smith. In his testimonial, Villalobos stated, "I am very pleased with the results I obtain by using the Garmat equipment, cleaner paint and faster dry time, but important to me is the fact that at the end of the day, I can go home with healthy and strong lungs to hug my family."


Villalobos will be recognized at Garmat USA’s Booth 10729 at the SEMA Show on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.

In addition to the grand prize, five finalists received Samsung Galaxy Wi-Fi tablets, one for both the tech and body shop owner. Villalobos and top finalist John Michaels of Sheboygan Chevrolet Collision Center also received a SATA 4000B HVLP Camo Paint Gun. All entrants received a Garmat Sharp Shooter cap.
The contest winners included:

Grand Prize Winner

Van Collision Center, Ariz.
Painter: Miguel Villalobos
Manager: Brian Smith
Distributor: Joe Varley, Arizona Spray Booths and Al Ortiz, Rely-On Equipment



Sheboygan Chevrolet Collision Center, Wis.
Painter: John Michaels
Managers: Jeff Wiegand, Randy Romanoski
Distributor: Wakeman Equipment, Don Wakeman

Park Place Bodywerks, Texas
Painter: Juan (Carlos) Gonzalez
Body shop manager: Eric McKenzie
Distributor: Collision Equipment Specialists, Tom McNelly and Billy Allen 

The Big Lot Body Shop at Reliable Chevrolet, Mo.
Painter: Jeff Spicer
Owner: Paul Dittmeier
Distributor: Collision Equipment Specialists, Tom McNelly and Billy Allen

Global Imports (BMW/MINI)
Painter: Neil Snyder
Body shop manager: Will Messer
Distributor: Boothworks USA, Greg Lax

Rancho Collision Center, Calif.
Painter: Ruben Solorio
Manager: Shon Craft
Distributor: Mike Renwick, CRE Spraybooths

Alumni Club

2012 Sharp Shooter Grand Prize Winner
Crest Collision of Plano, Texas
Painter: Gary Gonzales
Manager: Kevin Kidwell
Distributor: Collision Equipment Specialists, Tom McNelly


2011 Sharp Shooter Grand Prize Winner
JM Lexus Certified Collision Center of Margate, Mich.
Painter: Art Smith
Manager: Bobby Glaize
Distributor: Filterworks USA  
"On behalf of Garmat USA, I would like to personally thank all of the contestants for taking the time to send in or post your applications," said Johan Huwaert, general manager of Garmat USA. "Having the opportunity to hear your thoughts and suggestions about our paint booths is a priceless opportunity in helping us develop products that truly meet the needs of our customers."

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